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Healthcare Tech Carries High Price Tag

March 6, 2001 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Medical technology could account for up to a third of the projected increases in US health care spending over the next five years,...
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February Layoffs Slow – Some

March 5, 2001 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Employers laid off three times as many workers in February as a year ago, but 28% less than January's record level, according to...
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Workers Secure, But Leery

February 27, 2001 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - While most (73%) of American workers feel secure in their current jobs, and more than half (56%) feel very secure, a like number...
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Hiring Trends Still Strong, But Weakening

February 26, 2001 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Just 28% of US employers are planning to expand hiring in the second quarter, the weakest Q2 outlook since 1996, according to Manpower.
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Conoco Employees Get High Tech Tools

February 26, 2001 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Conoco is offering its employees a choice of a free PC or one of five high-tech learning tool kits, as well as a...
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Bush Delays, Studies Health Privacy Regs

February 26, 2001 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The Bush administration has decided to delay new patient privacy regulations put in place in late December by then-President Clinton.
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CalPERS Board Rejects All HMO Bids

February 22, 2001 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The California Public Employees' Retirement System Board of Administration has voted unanimously to reject all 10 health maintenance organization (HMO) price bids submitted...
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US Workers Stressed Out

February 21, 2001 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - One in six US workers is so overworked, they aren't able to use all their vacation time, according to a new study.
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Americans Of Two Minds About Healthcare

February 15, 2001 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Despite a sharp increase in public hostility toward the health insurance and managed care industries, most Americans seem to be relatively happy with...
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Ford Workers Give Performance System an "F"

February 15, 2001 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - A group of white-collar workers have accused Ford of discriminating against older workers with a forced distribution performance rating system.
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US West Faces Pensioners' Revenge

February 14, 2001 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - US West is facing criticism from its retirees group over "golden parachutes" and using pension assets to enhance net operating income.
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Time Off Cuts Into Bottom Line

February 13, 2001 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Time-off and disability programs cost employers 14.3% of payroll, on average. And that's just the direct costs, according to a new survey.
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IT Retention Requires "Flexibility"

February 13, 2001 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Employers trying to hold onto information technology pros need to think flexible - flexible work schedules - according to a new survey.